Town Hall Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Quarter-Percent Sales Tax

(Gillette, Wyo.) Tomorrow evening, Aug. 24, a town hall meeting has been scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at the Campbell County Public Library’s Wyoming Room to discuss the quarter-percent sales tax.

The meeting will seek to educate the public on what the implications would be should the community vote yes or no to enact such a tax.

Two different panels will be present to debate and provide information both for and against enacting the quarter percent.

Phil Christopherson, CEO of Energy Capital Economic Development, and Dr. Mark Englert, CEO of Gillette College, will speak for the panel in support of enacting the tax.

Representative Scott Clem from the Wyoming State Legislature and Sven Larson, a macro economist from Cheyenne, will speak for the panel will present the opposition’s viewpoint against enacting the quarter percent.

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“It should be pretty interesting,” said Vicki Kissack, member of the John Patriot Group, a local organization of individuals who believe in educating the community with information.

According to Kissack, the main reason to have these town hall meetings is to provide the public with the opportunity to have their voices heard.

“I just think there is never enough opportunity for the voice of the community to be heard.”

The meeting is open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend and let their voices be heard.